anyone start watching NASHVILLE

(331 Posts)
HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 14:50:30

last week?

Clayhead Sun 10-Feb-13 16:58:40

Have it ready to watch but haven't had time yet - any good?

HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 17:00:03

it looked it, tbh i was a bit sleepy by the end, but yes

TeamEdward Sun 10-Feb-13 17:04:09

We watched it last night. I really enjoyed it and DH said he was pleasantly surprised as he hates country music but the plot was good.
The first in a series always has a lot of backstory to cover, so you really had to keep up with it (thank goodness for recorded TV and the rewind button!) but the rest of the series could be good.

I just hope it doesn't do a Pan-Am and get cancelled halfway through the series (my Record Series button says there are 4 recordings scheduled)

HanneHolm Sun 10-Feb-13 17:08:42

liked it, not looked

Pilots always a bit stumbly as they establish character

noddyholder Sun 10-Feb-13 17:18:59

We are all hooked. Loving hayden pani whatever she is called she has a reputation irl just like her character a right madam. It is like dallas with music A winner

buzzgirly Sun 10-Feb-13 21:39:38

I really liked it. I even enjoyed the music which I never thought I would!

i really liked it

mynameis Mon 11-Feb-13 14:48:02

I watched it. Think it's got potential

TeamEdward I looked on wiki and 12 episodes have already been shown in the US and its won a few awards so might be a keeper. grin

LillethTheCat Mon 11-Feb-13 14:58:02

Got it on plus, but haven't got round to it yet. Been catching up on Once Upon A Time. Plus I always like to watch 2 or 3 episodes at once for a new program so I can get the feel of it apart from girls which I only managed one before giving up

GreatGretzky Tue 12-Feb-13 14:50:12

Ooh I started a thread last week but this one has more replies. I'm watching, I started watching them online a few weeks ago, mainly for Chip Esten (gorgeous!) but I'm totally hooked on everyone's stories now! Loved the duet with Gunnar and Scarlett at the end of episode one!

tribpot Tue 12-Feb-13 22:36:19

Just watched it and really enjoyed it. Connie Britton is fantastic in everything she does (loved her in the West Wing). Hayden Panettiere was suitably awful but the guys were a bit interchangeable, in an Upstairs Downstairs they-all-look-alike kinda way. Roll on this week's episode!

Just watched it. I enjoyed it. That Juliette is a bitch, but when it showed her mother, there are obviously issues there. Yes, I got a little confused with all the men!

OhCobblers Wed 13-Feb-13 14:12:47

Is it just the one episode I've missed? Does anyone know of a repeat before thurs?

BeCool Wed 13-Feb-13 14:15:26

I really enjoyed it - can't wait for Thursday (finally something worth watching!!). Nice that it comes after The Good Wife - lots of female led quality drama!

tribpot Wed 13-Feb-13 14:50:24

OhCobblers, it's on 4od, it was repeated last night on telly, alas.

fussychica Thu 14-Feb-13 15:57:50

Have recorded - looking forward to watching after the rave reviews.

guineapiglet Thu 14-Feb-13 21:51:27

Just watched first episode ready for tonight, absolutely loved it! Music really fab, gorgeous guitar playing guys, good build up of story - lead women are really convincing can't wait for tonight....yes, the duet at the end was hot,hot,hot...

GreatGretzky Fri 15-Feb-13 01:56:50

Loved tonight's as well! Poor Deacon, his past sad Him and Rayna singing made me tear up a little!

I loved their duet! I wonder if Juliette will end up with the other pretty blonde's boyfriend, the long-haired one who hasn't been discovered yet and was miffed at her singing with the other guy. Juliette bumped into him before and liked him.

fussychica Fri 15-Feb-13 16:30:18

Loved it - had to download the album too as the guy from The Civil Wars, a band I love, wrote one or two of the songs.

GreatGretzky Fri 15-Feb-13 16:33:20

Little I wonder that as well! I think it could end with Deacon and Rayna, Scarlett and Gunnar, and Juliette and Avery together. I know Rayna's married but I think there's something going on that will cause a split. Last week when her Dad mentioned the husband not knowing something about one of the daughters, I wonder if she could be Deacon's?

Yes, I think you could be right Great and I think the mayor thing will turn into a dirty tricks campaign and something about Rayna and Deacon will come out to be used against her husband.

BelindaCarlisle Fri 15-Feb-13 16:50:51

ok oyu lot have seen episode 2? its good?

I watched episode 2 today, which I recorded last night Belinda. I enjoyed it. It is now one of my weekly programmes to look forward to. I love the music as well.

guineapiglet Sat 16-Feb-13 17:02:32

We all watched episode 2 and really loved it, Ithink the music is really great and it is very atmospheric, a bit like Dallas,with guitars! The female leads are all very strong, and the storyline well written,like you say bear something good to look forward to, amongst all the dross!

Earlybird Sun 17-Feb-13 03:22:55

Haven't seen it yet. Are the clothes, hair, music and houses filled with cliches and stereotypes?

Does it make you want to visit the real city of Nashville?

PenguinBear Sun 17-Feb-13 03:23:51

I am watching! smile

BOF Sun 17-Feb-13 03:38:02

Oh yes. Love it.

lotuseener Sun 17-Feb-13 03:45:52

Claire is a real life Austrailan opera singer and Gunnar is an Englishmen. They do southern American very well. Much better accents than the north American accent whats-her-face tries on The Good Wife.

Anyway, everyone on Nashville sings their songs. That is their real voices. Not bad.

tribpot Sun 17-Feb-13 07:13:35

It was great - and there is a lot of original music in it! (Unless these are actually borrowed from country artists I've just never heard of?)

Lessthanaballpark Sun 17-Feb-13 08:30:07

Me too I love it. Has filled some of the hole left by Borgen.

Am hoping that it will lead to a surge of Country music loving in the UK and it will at last become socially acceptable for me to wear my cowboy boots out in public!! smile

GreatGretzky Sun 17-Feb-13 11:48:36

I couldn't believe it when I found out Gunnar is English! Still makes me go shock when I hear him speak as himself and I should really expect it by now!

Does anyone else remember Charles/Chip/Deacon from Whose Line Is It Anyway? Can't believe how well he's aged grin

lotuseener Sun 17-Feb-13 11:55:25

Oooops I meant Scarlett, Clare is her real name.

tribpot Sun 17-Feb-13 13:23:38

God, I was totally lost by that, lotuseener! I'm having enough trouble keeping up as it is smile

I was wondering more whether all the music has been written specially for the show, rather than whether the actors did their own singing. I'm surprised a bit that Hayden Panettiere let them film her with her 'real' singing voice to show how you can improve almost anyone with the autotuner, unless she deliberately did that bit badly?!

fussychica Sun 17-Feb-13 16:12:00

For all those of you who love the music, it's available now

incl. songs written by Elvis Costello (married to Diana Krall) and John Paul White from the fab The Civil Wars.

Lessthanaballpark Sun 17-Feb-13 19:03:22

Thanks Fussy thanks

BookFairy Sun 17-Feb-13 22:34:29

Thanks for the heads up fussychica !

I've watched the first 2 and love it. For me, Americans + love triangles will always be a win smile

<waves to those from The Good Wife thread>

BelindaCarlisle Sun 17-Feb-13 22:35:36

I'm in now. Ep2. I forwarded a lot of the nasal singing.

It needs to move on fr the tour shit

BelindaCarlisle Sun 17-Feb-13 22:36:55

Music crap for me. Plot wearing thin. Raynas make up increasingly morgue style.

Hayden thingy has a duck like mouth

I'm loving it.

spanishring Tue 19-Feb-13 22:22:54

After the beginning opening concert bit which was a bit naff I like this one too. It's kind of escapist but not ridiculous. I'm looking forward to Thursday. I normally hate any thing musical ( that american high school singing thing was torture) and I quite enjoy the music in this too.

SilverSky Wed 20-Feb-13 07:30:08

Marking spot.

GreatGretzky Fri 22-Feb-13 00:16:18

Looks like next week is gonna be a good one!

Surprised that Juliette has let her Mum stay, that's never gonna end well! Juliette is growing on me, I didn't like her at first but she's turning out to have a lot more to her than it first seemed. And she keeps getting Deacon's shirt off, I approve of that! grin

diddl Fri 22-Feb-13 08:33:23

I´ve only watched the first two, but really don´t like Rayna.

Plus felt really sorry for Juliette at the end of the 2nd ep when Deacon called Rayna onto the stage.

LillethTheCat Fri 22-Feb-13 19:31:34

Im about to watch the first 3 tonight, so will join this thread tomorrow.

Joining! Watched all three that had recorded while I was away, last night.

I too got very confused with her husband and co-singer they looked so similar. Also got vaguely confused with Watty and the other manager! confused

I'm enjoying it so far, although I think I can get a feel for how it will pan out. It's nice to watch a non cop/legal/hospital drama tbh. It's a refreshing context.

They seem to be able to knock out a song at the tip of a Stetson though! grin

LillethTheCat Sat 23-Feb-13 12:34:30

Yeah Im confused with who's who re the male parts.

Its ok, will stick with it a bit more see how it pans out. Im not liking Juliette much, but I get the feeling that will change as the story comes out about her.

tribpot Sat 23-Feb-13 15:22:10

I think I've got nearly all the men sorted out now - why on earth do they all look so similar?? Very odd. I get why the husband one and the co-singer Deacon would look similar but the rest could be a bit more distinctive!

I don't think Juliette should be a likeable character, not least because third female Clare is such a goody two-shoes.

Lessthanaballpark Sat 23-Feb-13 16:28:16

Just watched Ep 3. Loved the singing by the little girls, Rayna's daughters.

I think Rayna will turn out to not be her father's daughter, but product of her mother's affair.

Also that Juliette will become more sympathetic as we learn about what a meanie her druggie mother was. That's probably why she doesn't like Rayna, cos her ma would listen to her whilst she would shoot up or something....grin

The girls had great singing voices, but I did laugh out loud about how adult and inappropriate the song was - empty bed sheets etc shock

And how many songs were about mascara!? grin

GreatGretzky Sat 23-Feb-13 20:16:08

Ooh Lessthan, I hadn't thought of the possibility that Rayna might have come from the affair. You might be right! I was too busy thinking about whether her oldest is Deacon's!

BookFairy Sat 23-Feb-13 21:42:19

Just caught up. Claire has a beautiful voice smile

I was wondering if Rayna's eldest is Deacon's too......

SilverSky Wed 27-Feb-13 16:47:46

Doesn't Gunner look like Finn from Glee? <random>

ArcticRoll Wed 27-Feb-13 16:55:37

I'm enjoying it in trashy sort of way- Love the fact that main actress is 44 and doesn't appear to have had any work done. Enjoy The Good Wife but hate seeing what Julianna has done to her face.

SilverSky Wed 27-Feb-13 19:27:09

Same here. No brain drain easy viewing with a good ole lotta country music thrown in. I've always wanted to go to Dollywood! grin

diddl Wed 27-Feb-13 20:06:09

I thought that Rayna's father had already hinted the the eldest wasn`t her husband's-or did I imagine that?

GreatGretzky Wed 27-Feb-13 23:53:53

He mentioned "what we know about Maddie" (or something like that) so definitely a hint to something!

SilverSky Thu 28-Feb-13 08:17:28

What has Deacon been in before?

GreatGretzky Thu 28-Feb-13 13:14:14

He's appeared in loads of shows for just a few episodes (Star Trek, ER, American The Office) but he's best known for improv comedy. Mainly Whose Line Is It Anyway?

MunchkinsMumof2 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:33:05

I love this so far, it's a bit Brothers and Sisters with politics and country music mixed in. The men are a little forgettable but the females are strong and hopefully the plots will be meaty.

GreatGretzky Thu 28-Feb-13 23:08:16

Well this is suddenly getting dramatic! I kinda feel sorry for Juliette, she seems very close to the edge at the moment...and I might have yelled "WHAT?!" at the screen tonight when Rayna said she's firing Deacon blush She better not!

tribpot Sat 02-Mar-13 14:09:23

I think Juliette's supposed to be a bit of a Britney character (only less extreme) - but her team seem rather more supportive and less openly exploitative than Britney's. It's good to see her realising that getting to the top is far easier than staying there! This is a well-developed plot line - not something as stupid and trashy as a sex tape but highly embarrassing

I'm glad that Husband (Teddy?) is/was having an affair - brings a reconciliation with Deacon one step closer.

So Teddy has been having an affair with Peggy for X years. Nice. He will do well in politics. Rayna could get back with Deacon whom she clearly still loves. I felt sorry for Juliette. I think she will get closer to Deacon, but then that could ruin the Rayna/Deacon relationship. The country club lot were a horrible lot.

GreatGretzky Fri 08-Mar-13 12:32:15

I love that they've got Deacon helping Juliette's Mum now, makes the Deacon and Juliette relationship a lot more serious and gives it a whole new layer. When he met Coleman with the pills I really thought it was gonna turn out that he'd taken some. Glad he didn't and I hope we don't see him relapse at all...I love that we got him singing on his own as well, lovely voice!
Looking forward to next week, think it's gonna focus on Teddy and those photos, I wonder how Rayna and Lamar will react!

tribpot Sat 09-Mar-13 18:43:29

I'm very glad we're moving the Teddy story on to a revelation. Rayna refusing Deacon's call from jail was so sad.

Nice touch about Juliette suddenly deciding she fancies a new place - great way to introduce new sets.

Glad to see Clare standing up to wotsisname, Avery, a bit more.

diddl Sat 09-Mar-13 20:07:23

"I wonder how Rayna and Lamar will react!"

I thought that Lamar was probably the one having them photographed!

Avery's girlfriend really gets on my nerves-as does Avery!

fussychica Mon 11-Mar-13 12:42:32

Keep playing the soundtrack album (it really is devil musicgrin). Apparently it's outselling Les Mis!

tribpot Mon 11-Mar-13 17:35:41

oh wow, must get a copy. There's so much music in the series, though! I assume this will be the first of several...

GreatGretzky Tue 12-Mar-13 16:53:40

I keep getting Deacon's Sideshow song from the last ep in my head. Nearly always followed by a mental image of Chip dancing around on Whose Line and I can't believe it's the same man! Still love If I Didn't Know Better from episode 1 as well.

BOF Tue 12-Mar-13 17:00:19

The jealous little scrote needs sorting out- I can't bear him.

BookFairy Tue 12-Mar-13 23:24:23

Just caught up. Did Claire tell her boyfriend to sod off for drowning her out with his guitar playing? I wasn't sure what she said...

BOF Tue 12-Mar-13 23:30:13

Not really. She just bawled him out and said that she always backed him, and didn't want to be one of those couples who fight. That's what I thought anyway. She should have dumped his ass.

I got the soundtrack today- love it.

caughtinagiggleloop Wed 13-Mar-13 01:14:48

I watched it just for the music as I don't normally like that sort of thing (never liked Dallas or Desperate Housewives, etc) but am really enjoying it so far.

Watched Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood last week and the screenplay for that was written by Callie Khouri and realised that the actor who plays Deacon is in that too.

BookFairy Wed 13-Mar-13 09:19:30

I think I'll download the soundtrack today smile

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 13-Mar-13 09:25:01

I'm loving it! I think it's brilliantly trashy and bitchy and I fancy Gunnar even though he's too young

MadameBoolala Thu 14-Mar-13 22:29:44

Totally. Fucking. Addicted!

GreatGretzky Fri 15-Mar-13 01:35:30

Scarlett has finally got rid of Avery! I might have actually gone "yes!" out loud when that happened blush Wouldn't be surprised if she ends up back with him though...
Wish there was more Gunnar this week, he only had a few lines!

I love it, watching the first three episodes I can get my hands on tonight, that's 2-4 as I have missed the first but thanks to all your helpful comments I'm catching up on what I've missed.

Kept thinking what had Kimberly Williams-Paisley(who plays Margaret/Peggy) had been in! Got a shock when I found out she was the daughter in Father of the Bride! Because it was so long ago now and she looks really young still.

Love Gunner, Sam Palladio, he's 27, that's not that young!

BOF Fri 15-Mar-13 08:35:36

Half your age plus seven, they say. Yup, I can just about squeeze him in grin

tribpot Fri 15-Mar-13 21:45:33

Very glad that Claire has ditched Avery - even though I agree he will talk her round, she's far too much of a wet nelly to tell him to do one.

Annoyed though that Coleman is thinking about not ratting out Teddy - just get on with it already!

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sat 16-Mar-13 14:11:10

BOF, technically he's only just OK for me too. Still feel a bit of a dirty old lady though grin.

GreatGretzky Thu 21-Mar-13 23:35:31

Loved tonight's ep! My favourite so far. Especially liked the scenes with Rayna, Juliette, Liam, and Deacon together. Liam and Deacon...hope we see more of them together! Two lovely beardy men grin

For a second towards the end when Sean and Juliette were talking in her dressing room, I thought he was gonna propose!

tribpot Fri 22-Mar-13 18:44:15

Agree, Gretzky. It was great to see Rayna and Juliette take their relationship beyond just the occasional spat and I completely loved the fact they were both gritting their teeth and manufacturing star power for all their worth! Liam and Deacon were great together too, all good.

Very glad Claire now has no excuse to go back to Avery, I especially sniggered at his band being called The Avery Wotsit Band - ego much?! Bring on the writing. I felt bad for Hayley though - Gunnar not exactly putting much effort into disguising his feelings for Claire.

givemeaclue Fri 22-Mar-13 18:52:12

Who else loves sean? May replace Wentworth miller in my affections

GreatGretzky Fri 22-Mar-13 22:37:59

Sean is lovely. Especially when it turned out he has tattoos!

BookFairy Fri 22-Mar-13 22:40:31

I have hope for Gunner and Scarlett. I think they will get together (after the obligatory twists and turns along the way). I like Juliette's new guy (Sean?). He brings out her non-bitchy/wanting to be loved side. I really dislike Rayna's husband. What a wet blanket.

I agree with the compliments to the lovely beardy men smile

tribpot Sat 23-Mar-13 09:06:11

l liked watching Teddy squirm knowing Rayna is about to have a monster hit about a lying, cheating scumbag.

diddl Sat 23-Mar-13 21:19:06

Scarlett's really annoying!

Gunner could do better!

tribpot Sat 23-Mar-13 22:07:16

Yes - she urgently needs to get some redeeming qualities. She's obviously meant to be a counterpoint to the ballsy, showbizzy other female leads and arguably be the one with the greatest natural talent (which will be crushed by the machinery of fame blah blah). As it is you can't imagine Gunner would actually pick her over Hayley.

Hopefully seeing Avery up to it with Femme Fatale Lady will have given her a kick up the bum, but I doubt it.

GreatGretzky Thu 28-Mar-13 23:30:18

shock at Juliette proposing! I do wonder if she really wanted to or if she did it to get back at his Mum after everything she said earlier.
I hope this is the start of something between Scarlett and Gunnar, even if it takes a while...

GreatGretzky Thu 28-Mar-13 23:30:58

Forgot to say, will be interesting to see what Avery picks, his career or his friends!

BookFairy Fri 29-Mar-13 22:38:36

I think Scarlett and Gunner will get it together smile

I wonder if Juliette wants a stable family life and Sean happens to be there?

MyMamaToldMe Tue 02-Apr-13 12:16:38

Loving this show - it took me a while to get into it, but I'm hooked now! Like most I started off not really liking Juliette, but I've warmed to her. Can see why she behaves like she does - basically an attention seeker, presumably steaming from lack of parental attention. She is a conniving little madam, but I think that's what I like most about her! I think she likes Sean (who I think I have a little crush on!), but I'm not sure she proposed to him for any other reason than to show his Mum just what she thought of everything that she said!

Rayna is a great character too, and whilst I don't think she will hoof Teddy to the curb just yet, I do think something might happen between her and that new producer guy, and then perhaps she will leave Teddy and end up with (who she should really be with) Deacon.

Scarlett is a little wishy washy, but I love the duets between her and Gunnar. Avery is a little twerp - but it will be interestesting to see what levels of fame being a twerp brings.

Clayhead Tue 02-Apr-13 18:34:53

but I'm not sure she proposed to him for any other reason than to show his Mum just what she thought of everything that she said!

And to shag him...grin

FullOfChoc Tue 02-Apr-13 21:10:25

I've been watching it all the way through, really enjoying it and yes the music is good too.

MyMamaToldMe Wed 03-Apr-13 14:18:24

Hee hee Clayhead - yes - and that too!

I love that Juliette proposed to Sean! His mother was a stereotypical monied church-going Southerner who will only give their sort of people the time of day. I hope Juliette does marry Sean!

Deacon is my fav still.

Gunnar moping after Scarlett is annoying. I still think she will end up with Avery.

GreatGretzky Fri 05-Apr-13 11:34:03

Teddy knew about Maddie being Deacon's shock So it looks like it's just Deacon (and her, obviously) that doesn't know...
Scarlett, I may have found myself going "oh you stupid girl!" at the screen when she kissed Avery blush But glad she kicked him out again in the end!

tribpot Fri 05-Apr-13 21:39:43

so Scarlett got all the good choons this week! Would be hilarious if the band was renamed Avery's Exes. Hope she can combine the work with Gunnar with the band somehow?

So Juliette ditched the fancy wedding but they are married already?

Hope Record Producer Guy isn't going to disappear now Rayna's going out on tour?

MsTimTam Sat 06-Apr-13 09:03:03

Another massive fan here! Avery's Exes would be the perfect name, love it.

Am hoping Deacon chucks the tour he is on and joins Rayna and Juliette's tour... also very tempted to download the album, I'm really enjoying the music.

fussychica Sat 06-Apr-13 17:02:19

Got my 20 year old DS watching it - he loves it and the albumshock
Was Juliette ditching the family by not going through with the church wedding rather than the marriage or will she go for annulment?
Of course Deacon will chuck the tour - otherwise we'll have to follow him to Asiagrin
Anyone else think Scarlett is a bit weird looking or is it just our house?

rightsaidthread Wed 10-Apr-13 14:21:47

Ooh loving Nashville
Bit cold of Juliette throwing the necklace on the car seat. Poor Sean

I'm thinking Rayna is going to find 'comfort' with Liam. Deacon has too join the tour and Juliette will be straight back in there

SilverSky Wed 10-Apr-13 21:58:43

Loving Nashville. Huge closet country fan here.

Last week's ending was awesome.

tribpot Wed 10-Apr-13 22:01:45

I think Juliette probably felt she couldn't wear the necklace under the circs - whatever those circs are, exactly. Following the Britney model is she going for the quickie 'ooh I was drunk' annulment? Why? Because her mum said so?

I suspect one or more of Deacon's band mates are going to fall off the wagon on tour, and he'll want to get away from them at that point.

SilverSky Thu 11-Apr-13 06:08:56

Sean's mother is no fool is she? Brilliant!

GreatGretzky Fri 12-Apr-13 00:59:21

Loved Deacon getting Scarlett away from the creepy singer! Hopefully he'll end up on the Rayna and Juiette tour now...

Not hugely surprised at Juliette and Sean, wonder if we'll get to see his family's reaction at all?

Liking the introduction of Gunnar's brother, could be a great story with them coming up.

More eye candy, Gunnar's brother was nice!

Can't believe the security guy trying to stop Deacon. I wouldn't be surprised if that's happened in RL (security knowing full well a young fan will end up raped....shudder) with certain bands.

Teddy will end up having an affair with Peggy.

tribpot Fri 12-Apr-13 22:44:57

Yes, the rape bit was dreadful. The security guy - ugh.

So the scene is now set for Deacon to join the tour, with all the complications that will ensue.

Not in the least upset to see Avery acting like an arse, who's clearly going to be taken for a ride by Dominic. Tosser.

SilverSky Sat 13-Apr-13 16:03:49

The security guy's behaviour made me feel very sick.

GreatGretzky Thu 18-Apr-13 23:41:30

What an episode tonight!

I'm sure Rayna and Teddy are heading for a divorce now, at first I thought she might hook up with Liam but not so sure now.

Deacon...I just want to hug him and tell him things will be ok! Not sure how to feel about him going on tour, on one hand thank God he's out of the house and not alone but on the other, things could get really awkward with Rayna.

Not really been too into the Juliette and her Mum side of things but made a nice change to see them not arguing at the end, maybe it'll be the start of a better relationship between them but I doubt it'll be that easy!

diddl Fri 19-Apr-13 20:06:32

Am I the only one who prefers Juliette to Rayna?

I like Juliette and I love Deacon. I want Juliette and Deac to have a happy ending. Loved it when Avery drove past the bar and saw Scarlett and Gunnar with his old band. He'll be successful, but lonely.

diddl Fri 19-Apr-13 20:16:38

I think Deacon will always want Rayna, unfortunately.

I really don't like her character.

I know Juliette is a spoiled brat, but she appeals to me much more for some reason.

But I loved it when he got on the plane & rayna assumed it was for her.

But I guess they'll have an affair, or her & Teddy will split because he thinks they have.

BOF Fri 19-Apr-13 20:20:04

I love Juliette, love her. That scene with her mum was really touching.

But Juliette is brattish because she had a rough childhood so she thinks she needs to act a certain way to get what she wants in life, barriers up and hide her real self. She is herself with Deac though. I loved that scene with her Mum too.

I think Rayna needs a kick up the bottom.

diddl Fri 19-Apr-13 20:55:45

I don't know what it is about Rayna that irritates so much.

I don't really get why she hates Juliette & her brand so much.

Times change-even she has had to reinvent-with wanker liam!!

When he laid down on the stage I really wanted Juliette to stand on him & carry on singing.

I know she was rude to run over time, but I thought he was ruder to not wait until she finished the song.

And Rayna-just somehow keeps Deacon hanging on.

Why is she an,bout to leave Teddy-the money thng/the Peggy non affair?

And why did she marry him-because she was pregnant-with Deacon's baby(?)

tribpot Fri 19-Apr-13 22:16:19

I thought Deacon had a bloody cheek saying it was Rayna's fault for not waiting for him. If she'd been on Mumsnet she would have had a chorus of LTB from before the first stint in rehab, never mind the fifth! (And with good reason).

Trouble is there's that whole unspoken thing - she obviously married Teddy because she was pregnant with Deacon's baby and he was off rehabbing at the time. Then he comes out sober but oops, it's too late, she's burnt her bridges.

Quite enjoying Juliette being pissed off that Rayna's getting all the credit for Wrong Song. Assumption that she's just the eye candy along to flog the record, not a musician of Rayna's calibre.

I was quite liking the Rayna-Liam thing til he turned out to be a weasel, that all turned around a bit quickly!

Volume 2 of the soundtrack released 20 May. US track listing here.

GreatGretzky Fri 19-Apr-13 23:00:55

I'm quite annoyed that there's no Chip on part 2 of the soundtrack...I love him as Deacon but I do wish he had a bit more singing, he has a great voice!

givemeaclue Fri 19-Apr-13 23:06:56

I want my own plane too!

And both their wardrobes

diddl Sat 20-Apr-13 07:37:25

I agree that that was a bloody cheek on Deacon's part.

Should she have given him that once last chance to see if he could be a good father?

But she just won't leave him alone that's what I hate.

All done under "caring about him" but tbh I see it as just somehow not letting him move on.

diddl Sat 20-Apr-13 07:39:49

I think I feel for Juliette as she's so lonely.

She's got the money & that's it.

Can't really understand why Rayna is so short of money if she was supposed to have been such a star tbh.

But then she seemingly has everything but the money-although I guess that that is about to change!

tribpot Sat 20-Apr-13 08:28:08

Rayna's short of cash because Teddy spent it all on some bad property deals - I guess she felt she had little choice but to stand by him after he'd taken her and her baby on, etc etc.

I don't think she went over to see him to make things worse - the magazine article had just come out and she wanted to make sure he was okay.

I agree about Juliette - I think the producers of the show are actually softening the kind of lifestyle that kind of star ends up leading, surrounded by people who really are just out for what they can make off you. However, hopefully they'll play that storyline out around Avery since he deserves to be ripped off by everyone.

diddl Sat 20-Apr-13 09:16:09

I thought that Teddy had "appropriated" money from his own business?

Oh yes-but he did pay it back-that must have been from somewhereblush

tribpot Sat 20-Apr-13 09:21:23

Yes, he did - in a Father Ted stylee he had some money 'resting' in his bank account from his business. But Rayna didn't know about that (or at least that aspect of it) until recently so may have bailed him out on another bad deal.

diddl Sat 20-Apr-13 09:28:00

I guess I just don't like the Rayna character!

I think that she seems to have no sympathy at for Juliette & is happy to laugh at her with Liam.

She's in her 40s-she should know better!

Can I join you? I am a hug fan of Nashville!

I can't quite blelieve I love the music so much!

I though Juliette was great when she went to the church and sand this song

I think Juliette and Rayna are both great. And Gunner is super hot.

Sorry that should be can I join you, please? And sang not sand!!

I also can't believe Peggy is the young bride from Father of the Bride!!

GreatGretzky Thu 25-Apr-13 23:40:28

I cheered when Deacon and Rayna kissed blush grin

No surprise that Teddy wants a divorce, he'll go off with Peggy and hopefully Rayna and Deacon will end up back together but I'm sure it won't be easy!

Loved Gunnar punching Avery, about time someone did that. He's had it coming for weeks now.

I love the 'One Works Better' song Scarlett does with the band, probably my favourite song so far.

lovelychops Fri 26-Apr-13 13:14:52

I find Juliette's manager creepy, but that may be down to his weird badly dyed hair?!
I like how Juliette and Deacon's friendship has developed. Find Rayna a bit meh to be honest

diddl Fri 26-Apr-13 13:26:48

I don't think that Deacon & Rayna are suited.

And would it work?

It's all hankering after what ifs from the past imo.

Don't like Scarlett much & quite like the idea of Juliette & Gunnar.

tribpot Fri 26-Apr-13 21:55:12

I like One Works Better as well - a kick arse song. Thank god Scarlett isn no longer so bloody drippy.

Like the developing plotline about Rayna branching out with her own label, I was wondering how Scarlett and Gunnar were going to be 'discovered'.

Teddy's got a bloody cheek asking for a divorce after everything he's done but - hurrah, no loss. Hopefully Rayna will find out he's shagged the Pegster at last, so she won't feel tortured about nearly shagging Deacon.

Feel sorry for Juliette, she is so sweet. But I'm only at the start of the episode on catch up so who knows where it is all going to go!!

Why does everyone like Deacon so much, he reminds me of a kind of slightly hunky geography teacher! So think he should get over Rayna!

I wasn't surprised Ted turned up and said he wanted a divorce, but then hey, Rayna was sitting waiting for Deac. I don't want those two to get together!

TorianaTollywobbles Sun 28-Apr-13 17:52:01

Love this programme. Anyone know if Deacon knows if Rayna's eldest daughter is his? I get the impression Rayna kept it from him while he was in rehab, and now Deacon probably just thinks she is Teddy's. That will be interesting if it comes out!

I kind of like Rayna and Deacon getting back together, maybe a happy ending for them after everything.

Nehru Sun 28-Apr-13 17:52:20

deacon so ugly


Love this. Have latest episode to watch. Think it's near the end of the series now.

Why the hell is it not on Channel 4 instead of More4? It's better than a lot of the other crap they show.

Gunner is the nephew of a work friend of my DH, who is a great musician. He does a mean American accent. Scarlet's character is annoying - although again her accent is pretty good, i think she must have been watching a lot of Dolly and Loreta because she's Australian.

Liam is Obviously quite modelled on Jack White, who has his recording studios in Nashville and loves Country.

I love the music! grin
I presume they all are real singers and not miming.

GreatGretzky Sun 28-Apr-13 22:41:59

Toriana Deacon has no idea, as far as we know. Can't imagine he'll take it too well if/when she does tell him after all these years!

shock Nehru Deacon is gorgeous! The character and the guy that plays him...I can't work out who I have a bigger crush on!

9 episodes to go over here bringback And yep, they all do their own singing. Unfairly talented cast, they sing well, they act well, most of them look great...I'm a bit jealous! grin

diddl Sun 28-Apr-13 22:46:35

I'm wondering how Deacon can't know tbh.

So he was in rehab, & when he got out Rayna was married & pregnant?

Maybe he would have thought that if it was his, she would have told him?

But Rayna's dad knows?

So was he told or did he figure it out?

In which case, why hasn't Deacon?

I think Deacon is nice too. smile

GreatGretzky Fri 03-May-13 00:56:28

Didn't think tonight's episode was that great...I did love Juliette deciding to ask her Mum to stay with her though. And her massive strop in the hotel in the middle of the night grin Wonder who'll manage her now that Glen has quit? I could see Deacon trying to guide her, maybe...

Still not sure what to think of Liam, and surprised he's back already! I think he'll end up back in Rayna's band now. No doubt that'll make things even more awkward between Deacon and her!

Felt sorry for the girls, glad Maddie heard her dad on the phone to his 'fancy woman'! Rayna is barmy, going to a bar with old slimmie! Juliette's house is gorgeous and yes GreatGretzky glad she has asked her Momma to move in, not that I can see that one working out well!

Earlybird Fri 03-May-13 03:06:12

Haven't seen it yet, but am tempted. Is it sort of like 'Dallas' for 2013 - only set in Nashville? Does it make you want to travel there?

tribpot Fri 03-May-13 20:29:40

Yep, it's like Dallas with music, it's great!

If we're following a Britney-esque plot for Juliette (not that her poor old manager seems to have done anything very bad or controlling) then a family member taking over her management would be the next thing to happen.

Why has Rayna forgiven Liam? I thought he was sweet in this episode but only if you pretended he hadn't been a louse when they last met.

Gunnar's bro a bit of a pointless interlude - clearly he's got to go back to Texas.

diddl Fri 03-May-13 20:50:04

Rayna & her all about her attitude!

Love it when she gets knocked back.

Thinking that Liam was there for her!!

Juliette's manager did go behind her back though & said that everything should be run by him.

Difficult situation-he obviously had the contacts, but it does seem that she has talent.

Hopefully she'll get on with her Mum & might "grow up" a little & start to see others POV.

Quitre like the idea of Deacon & Juliette's pa.

The cheque for Avery was from the guy (who wasn't even there-just his recorded voice?)?-so just keeping him hanging on?

tribpot Fri 03-May-13 20:54:04

Oh, I thought the cheque was from the lovely Hayley? Not that I give a stuff about Avery one way or another smile

diddl Fri 03-May-13 22:05:52

I wasn't sure.

I thought that she'd offered him 50,000?

But then tend to ff the Avery scenes!

tribpot Fri 03-May-13 22:24:14

She did offer him 50K, I thought maybe she'd gone higher after some pushing by Horrid Manager Lady.

Btw for a 'packaged' artist like Juliette I'm surprised the manager doesn't run the show to be honest, with veto over changes and all that.

diddl Sat 04-May-13 09:04:15

Could be-but then wouldn't you think he'd remind her properly of her/his contract rather than just tell others to ignore her?
I know, it isn't real...!

tribpot Sat 04-May-13 09:21:22

It isn't real <keeps reminding self> but I think it is meant to be semi realistic with regards to the music biz. I've enjoyed some of the back stage stuff particularly - I don't think you realise just how much work goes into a big tour like Rayna and Juliette's. I've been expecting to see one of them starting to give out from exhaustion - probably more likely Juliette than an old pro like Rayna - but as the artists they seem to have a relatively easy gig and now a month off? Nice.

How/why they perform in heels is still beyond me though. The only woman who can pull that off over a sustained period is surely the incredible Tina Turner.

diddl Sat 04-May-13 09:26:26

I can't help think Juliette is going to start to self destruct.

Looking after her mum, trying to change her image, Glen has left, Deacon was annoyed with her...

Doesn't anyone see the poor little lost girl who needs some help?

Oh know, coz it's all about bloody Rayna who's a fucking adult!!
and I hate her

tribpot Sat 04-May-13 09:41:02

I think if we were having 'Team Rayna' and 'Team Juliette' t-shirts made, diddl, it would be fairly easy to predict which one you would like smile

To put a bit of context on it, Connie Britton (who I love) is a producer of the show, so it's basically her show. Perhaps being of un certain âge I identify more with Rayna than with Juliette anyway. But the tension between them is not just age but also the manufactured vs. grafting artist. I think if they were being a bit more up-to-date Juliette would have been discovered via something like Pop Idol or X Factor or whatever, but maybe that phenomenon doesn't exist for country music.

Of course, Juliette is much more talented than just a great showman - but overcoming early expectations is as old as George Michael or eve the Beatles. I'm guessing she is roughly the same age as her actor, i.e. 23? So not a child but certainly a kidult spoilt by too much fame too fast, after a godawful start in life. Let's be honest - Rayna's childhood with her appalling father can't have been much fun either.

Gargh - I'm now having to resist the urge to buy the series on iTunes to start watching again from the beginning grin

diddl Sat 04-May-13 09:58:56

No I agree that neither had a great childhood.

But Rayna at least wasn't manufactured with loads of yes men only interested in the money she could make!

I try to sympathise with Rayna & then she just spoils it by assuming it's all about her.

When Deacon got on the plane-it must be for her, when Liam arrived at the hotel...

Thing is, Juliette & Rayna need each other-Rayna needs to change & Juliette wants to.

Shame they've been pitted against each other.

I think what set me against Rayna was how disparaging she was of Juliette-who although manaufactured, at least has talent.

And it could all go as soon as the next "teen idol" comes along.

They are both in danger of everything crashing around them career wise!

tribpot Sat 04-May-13 10:23:26

I think it's good they're both flawed characters. And both are egocentric in the way of lots of artists. No-one gets on in showbiz without looking out for number one. (She says, with vast experience of such matters).

Rayna is very threatened by Juliette's success - one made the label but the other keeps it relevant, as they've both said (about their own parts) in the past. And of course ironically as an actor Connie Britton would also be losing parts to younger actors like Hayden Panettiere if we weren't finally seeing some power coming into the hands of senior women figures like Callie Khouri (Thelma and Louise and now Nashville) so a woman in her forties is allowed to play something other than 'wife and mum' (if not granny!). Rayna's character might be more interesting if she were not also a wife and mum, of course.

Anyway, Connie Britton has said she doesn't see the series as being about the rivalry between the two singers. And they don't strictly compete for fans or airtime, etc. (For men is a slightly different question). They could help each other more if they would trust each other, but we can't get to 'and they all lived happily ever after' by the end of series one grin

tribpot Sun 05-May-13 14:49:35

Btw I just rewatched and the cheque Avery gets is from South Circle Publishing, i.e. Hayley.

diddl Sun 05-May-13 15:03:48


Suppose it had to be really to get him back there with Scarlett & Gunnar!

LadyClariceCannockMonty Wed 08-May-13 16:32:25

That last episode was all a bit sombre, wasn't it?

Liam is hawt though. I'm sure Rayna will end up with Deacon <<snore>> but hope she has a good old rebound fling with Liam first.

Rayna's storyline is MUCH more interesting than Juliet's at the moment IMO. Something more must be going to happen with Gunnar's brother too. Presumably he'll inveigle his way into their band but then the long arm of the law will get him, and I guess Gunnar too (and maybe Scarlett?) for being accessories.

Rayna will save the day though. I don't know how, but I have total faith in her. [girl crush]

GreatGretzky Fri 10-May-13 00:32:55

shock at Jason! And even more shock at Gunnar and Scarlett! They were obviously going to hook up at some point but I didn't expect it to be in that sort of situation!

Poor Jolene...I actually caught myself going "oh no!" when they showed her with the champagne. The bit when she apologised for spoiling Juliette's party when she was little really got me as well!

But Deacon holding a puppy made everything ok again grin Just aadorable. Him and the dog!

BOF Fri 10-May-13 00:35:51

Loved it tonight.

I was annoyed with Rayna for showing up to the party and wanting to sing, it's not about you, it's not your party woman and you didn't organise it! So I agreed with Juliette's vair polite way of saying fuck off!

tribpot Fri 10-May-13 18:12:00

I thought it was heartbreaking that Jolene basically destroyed the party for Juliette. Her final comment was the telling one - she wanted to sing at the Blue Bird. She wanted to be accepted as a proper musician (the party was, basically, a ruse to allow that to happen given Deacon didn't even want it!). But instead she's got to go home. Jolene should be back in rehab but I suspect they will keep her around so she can be guilty about it.

Poor Jason. I suspect Gunnar is going to blame Scarlett for making him get rid of the gun / blame himself for throwing it away.

Great episode. My goodness Gunner is HHHHHHOOOOOOTTTTT!

Juliette is getting more depth, sad depth having wanted her mum dead! So very sad.

Teddy is growing a backbone!

It's all happening.....

GreatGretzky Sat 11-May-13 02:26:01

ABC have just renewed it for a second series! Hopefully we'll get it shown over here again as well.

tribpot Sat 11-May-13 13:43:33

Thank goodness they've renewed it, would be a real shame to lose this one.

Yes, a good programme for women with central female characters, not many of them about. Hope they air series too on More4.

*series 2 I meant!

rightsaidthread Wed 15-May-13 13:00:12

Just caught up. Go Teddy!
Poor Gunnar but lucky lucky Scarlett atthe end envy

givemeaclue Wed 15-May-13 13:02:11

Omg are you telling me the series is finished???


Clayhead Wed 15-May-13 13:04:13

It hasn't finished, has it? I thought we were only on episode 13 or 14 and there's normally over 20 in these things.

givemeaclue Wed 15-May-13 13:53:39

Googling , I need to know. Will report back

givemeaclue Wed 15-May-13 13:55:05

19. Episodes

GreatGretzky Thu 16-May-13 13:12:00

There's 21. Was meant to be 22 but they cut one, America had number 20 last night (shock) at what I've read about it!) and finale next week.

givemeaclue Thu 16-May-13 13:58:24

Don't tell!!!!

GreatGretzky Thu 16-May-13 14:16:19

My lips are sealed!

GreatGretzky Thu 16-May-13 23:03:16

I love that puppy! Like what they did by calling him Sue, nice reference there. And Deacon singing to it at the start was adorable! Apparently Chip Esten loved the dog so much he's adopted it! smile

Teddy is becoming more of an arse with each episode. Avery is becoming more bearable though!

Gunnar and Scarlett, that scene with them meeting halfway through the house and deciding they do want eachother...could they have made it any cheesier if they tried?!

StickyProblem Thu 16-May-13 23:08:37

I like Teddy...I agree with everyone who doesn't like Rayna. I think he was pretty patient and then got fed up with playing second fiddle.

I hope Juliette starts being nice to her we think she'll get off with the drugs counsellor?

It would be v cheesy but it seems to be lining up that Deacon and Rayna will be about to get back together and then he'll find out about Maddy and be furious and dump her. I really would like Rayna to have 0 men fawning over her at some point.

I was wondering if Juliette and the counsellor would get it on too.

Avery is more likeable now.

I still love Deacon, but think he needs to stop moping after Rayna. Glad Teddy moved on.

givemeaclue Fri 17-May-13 13:05:45

Scarletts bizarre bedwear?

rightsaidthread Fri 17-May-13 19:20:05

Yes giveme what was that all about? Gunnar seemed to like it mind you grin

Blimey how hot did he look striding out of that bedroom <fans self>

Nehru Fri 17-May-13 19:21:42


the guy on teh VO5 advert ( you know the AMish one) he is thingy isnt he?


Songbird Fri 17-May-13 22:31:37

nehru yep that's him. He's totally yum isn't he? And talented, and British, which is nice.

Nehru Fri 17-May-13 22:37:54

I knew he was familiar

diddl Sat 18-May-13 08:02:24

"I really would like Rayna to have 0 men fawning over her at some point."

Oh yes!!

Go Teddy, I say.

MrsAVB Sat 18-May-13 09:47:00

Hi all! Joining this Fred as am loving Nashville. But will have to remember not to check it until I've watched each episode as am a bit behind. I love Scarlett and Gunner's storyline. And I think the stuff about Rayna's record label is interesting too, especially as they are a looking for one more big star! Will it be Avery? Or even Juliette given her current management situation? And signing Scarlett as a solo artist is obviously going to lead to some twists and turns for her and Gunner.
Have you all seen the YouTube stuff from the girls that play Rayna's kids? I think they're amazing... Although as someone said up thread some of its a little too adult... But I think this is really cool. X

diddl Sun 19-May-13 18:38:03

I'm sure Rayna & Deacon will get back together at some point.

What age are they supposed to be?

Mid forties?

And the oldest girl is 13?

So Rayna was maybe 30?

So what was the big deal about having to get married-especially if she was doing OK/well at the time & didn't need to marry for money?

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sun 19-May-13 19:04:23

I thought it was more that she and Deacon had already split up by then (or he was in rehab for the umpteenth time) and Teddy came along, but Rayna didn't know she was already pregnant with Deacon's child until she and Teddy had committed to their relationship.

diddl Sun 19-May-13 19:07:43

Could be that-although my main thought was she was about 30 & pregnant-so why did she "have to marry"?

I was thinking at first that she was very young & that's why.but she wasn't ??

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 19:09:57


WHY do they all love rayna?

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 19:10:20

i found the rayna and producer thing quite thrilling/
I wanted her to get with him

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sun 19-May-13 19:10:55

I really think it was more that she had committed to Teddy by the time she/they found out she was pregnant, not that she had to marry him because of the 'shame' of her being young or anything.

Could be wrong though.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sun 19-May-13 19:11:47

Nehru, I love Rayna a little bit too and I'm a woman and very straight grin. I can see why they all love her.

Nehru Sun 19-May-13 19:12:21

although her hair is v good tick

LadyClariceCannockMonty Sun 19-May-13 19:13:59

Love her hair.
Love her clothes.
Love her upper arms (stand aside, Michelle Obama).
Love her nails.
Love her lips (v envious; would love lips like that).
Love her attitude.
Love the fact that she gets to get it on with hot producer Liam.

diddl Sun 19-May-13 19:40:15

I just got the idea that it was all rushed somehow.

Not sure how long rehab is though, but Rayna was married with a baby when Deacon got out.

LadyClariceCannockMonty Mon 20-May-13 10:05:07

I thought it was more a case of bad timing than rushing. Perhaps more of this will become clear as the series comes to its climax – Deacon and Rayna have GOT to have a face-off where he finds out the girl is his daughter.

tribpot Mon 20-May-13 18:36:57

New album out today!

stringbean Tue 21-May-13 21:13:41

Just thought I'd add my two penn'orth to this thread, as I've really enjoyed the series so far. BUT am I the only one who doesn't want to see Rayna & Deacon get together? It's just a huge train wreck waiting to happen...... Deacon, lovely though he is, is just broken. Any man who's wasted 14 of the best years of his life moping over a woman he can't have has to have a serious problem. (Although, having said that, I wouldn't kick him out of bed grin ).Throw the paternity issue into the mix as well....really hope this isn't used as a reason for him to fall off the wagon - that would just be a bit much.

stringbean Tue 21-May-13 21:23:06

And why is Gunnar running around in a hoodie trying to be the hard guy? It just doesn't suit him. Please can he stick to being sweet and singing duets with Scarlett (who reminds me of a younger Geena Davis)?

GreatGretzky Wed 22-May-13 12:13:27

Got the second cd earlier, the two kids do an cover of Ho Hey by the Lumineers. I love the original but I think I like their version even more!

GreatGretzky Wed 22-May-13 12:14:20

Messed that link up! This is it!

diddl Wed 22-May-13 12:44:05

Oh no-not a patch on the original imo.

And not really suitable for young kids?

Clayhead Wed 22-May-13 13:19:37

I love it too! Been listening to the album loads grin

GreatGretzky Thu 23-May-13 23:39:57

As much as I want him with Rayna...I like Deacon and the vet. The scene at the start especially. Rayna might say she's happy for him but I don't think she's really too thrilled about him having a new girlfriend!

And we have a cowboy! I'm surprised it took so long for one to show up. He seems nice enough, could be what Gunnar needs as well.

shock at the end with Rayna's Dad!

GreatGretzky Thu 23-May-13 23:40:36

Oh and I LOVED Juliette's "I am calm, I am zen...I am really pissed off!" line grin

tribpot Fri 24-May-13 06:21:44

I like Deacon and the vet too - but it's the classic storyline á la Beaches where the showbiz person decides they've had enough and wants to live a normal life with a normal person ... it usually lasts for all of half an hour before the impulse to be performing gets too strong again.

Not sure about Scarlett putting her boyfriend above her career again, even when that boyfriend is the lovely Gunnar and not crappy Avery (who seems to have had a staggering fall from grace given he was never actually successful as a solo artist?). That said, they are a duo and work best together.

I hope Lamar isn't about to die, not least because watching him being bloody awful to Peggy is hilarious.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 07:18:28

I don't think Rayna really wants Deacon-she just doesnt want him to have anyone else-just be pining over her!!

Hope he totally tells her to fuck off when he finds out the eldest girl is his!

Or will she think that they can play happy families?hmm

tribpot Fri 24-May-13 07:33:51

I do think Deacon is going to be massively pissed off when he finds out - and rightly so. I can understand how, having made the decision to have Teddy acknowledge Maddy as his own child originally, you wouldn't want to tell her until she was older but not trusting Deacon to keep his own trap shut .. awful.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 08:29:24

It's going to set him drinking again, isn't it?

And Juliette & Dante's fling will set her mum back drinking/on drugs?

stringbean Fri 24-May-13 13:20:43

I agree that Rayna probably doesn't want Deacon as much as she doesn't want anyone else to have him. Am hoping that the vet thing will continue for a while too - they seem good together - as no good will ultimately come of a Rayna/Deacon reunion.

I like the vet. I don't think Rayna deserves Deacon.

I love the music, it's brilliant, I never would have thought I would say that!

The strong female leads are great too.

Yes, the music is brilliant.

Meringue33 Sat 25-May-13 18:02:37

Only just discovered the thread. LOVING the show smile

Juliette has some lovely clothes off-stage.

mamapants Mon 27-May-13 10:27:25

Just joining the thread.
Agree Rayna isn't good enough for Deacon!
Avery is growing on me, do we all think he will be the second act signed by Rayna?
Did Rayna soften towards Juliette a bit? At long last.

diddl Mon 27-May-13 11:45:13

I was also wondering about Avery-who is he roadieing for?

Will Deacon huff off & Avery will replace him??

Did Scarlett sign in the end?

Jjou Tue 28-May-13 15:49:21

Man, I love this show. Reading the thread I'm probably in the minority for being a big fan of Rayna though... smile
That said, I'm not sure where they go from 'yeah you're Maddie's Dad, sorry I didn't tell you...', nowhere good presumably.

noddyholder Tue 28-May-13 15:55:18

Love this show! Not keen on Deacon Love Avery .Rayna and Scarlett. Don't like scarlets bloke forgotten his name. I am hooked!

noddyholder Tue 28-May-13 15:57:19

I love rayna the older woman with red locks who gets all the male interest! ;)

Avery, now what if he signed with Rayna and had to sing lots of love songs with Scarlet! Love Scarlet and Gunner, wondered what the cowboy was doing in it all, was wondering if it was all going to turn into Brokeback Mountain!

I am presuming Deacon doesn't know about Maddie yet? I loved the duet of Maddie and Daphnie doing Ho Hey ...

Just realised Gunner looks a bit like comedian John Richardson!

Just compare him with this image.....


LadyClariceCannockMonty Thu 30-May-13 17:31:09

I think it's going to go Brokeback too grin

GreatGretzky Thu 30-May-13 23:27:39

Dante. I have never disliked a character so much after only a couple of episodes. Juliette has become a real bitch again since he's been around and now he's her manager?!

Avery is really growing on me.

I always love Deacon but he seemed especially good tonight. Loved him standing up to Juliette and Dante and going to see how Rayna was.

Will seems great, as long as he doesn't have any more mad moments like driving across the train tracks! Love his friendship with Gunnar though, bit of a bromance grin

I know quite a lot of what happens from here onwards, I got sucked into reading spoilers online when they aired in the US...gonna try to keep watching without thinking too far ahead!

Yes, could go Brokeback!

Dante is a git. He obviously likes having someone to control, it was Juliette's Mum and now Juliette. I wonder if he will try and marry Juliette and become her husband/manager, then bugger off with her money. Her poor Mother. sad

I like Avery now. He learned his lessons the hard way, but has become nice because of it.

I liked the scene with Rayna and her Father and the reason behind the way he was when Rayna was growing up.

stringbean Fri 31-May-13 13:36:23

Yup, I wouldn't trust Dante as far as I could throw him - he does seem to have very questionable morals, given his position as 'sober companion' - and has managed to worm his way into Juliette's affections far too quickly for my liking. Can see Juliette's mum heading off the rails soon - her support network is crashing down around her.

Avery is growing on me - he's fallen a long way but has obviously taken heed of it.

Not sure what's going on between Gunnar and Will - def get the feeling that's going to develop in an unexpected direction too grin

And Deacon, for God's sake, get OVER Rayna - they really need to allow each other to let go and move on. Judging by last night's trailer, Liam will re-appear at some point, so I hope Rayna gets to have a bit of fun with him; everything's been a bit too serious for her lately.

guineapiglet Fri 31-May-13 17:29:13

My daughter and I love this, watch religiously every week now, love the story line, the music and the plot which is unravelling nicely.... I am a big Deacon fan, and she loves Gunnar, it races along with various twists - amazing to think that really there are only really 5 or 6 'main' characters and we have got to know them so quickly, but there have been a number of twists, in that Avery seems to have changed face, Scarlett seems to have fallen for Gunnar quite quickly, and lovely to see Deacon with someone out of the music business. Can't quite get my head around Rayna and Juliette yet, they have both changed and then unchanged if that makes sense, Rayna getting more 'out there' by employing the charms of Liam, and Juliette seemingly to have had a 'mum conversion' and then back again by shagging the one true support her mum seemed to have. It reminds me of the old Dallas, but with music! It is quite light and very watchable, but they are obviously now chugging along making way for Series 2, so I guess it is leading to some kind of 'cliff hanger', but it would be nice for Deacon to know about his daughter once and for all.

diddl Fri 31-May-13 18:12:23

Ooh dear.

Looks like Deacon's about to dump the vet for Rayna.

Still feel sorry for Juliette-she hasn't a clue who to trust, poor lamb.

And her mum getting all stroppy because Juliette isn't supporting her-I guess she'll relapse now that she's been parted from Dante/Juliette chose him over her mum.

Well, it's not going to end well with slimeball Dante.

What's he up to?

Gonna run off with some money?

tribpot Fri 31-May-13 18:54:43

I can definitely see Juliette's mum relapsing, which is a shame. Unfortunately they both define themselves rather too much by their relationships with men.

Poor old vet - Deacon just can't get Rayna out of his head. I guess when/if he finds out about Maddie and goes mental she might have more of a chance ... not a great scenario, though.

Dante is awful - hard to believe he's managed to be more dislikable than Avery. I actually thought for one moment Juliette might ask him to open the show for her, which would have been very weird.

diddl Fri 31-May-13 21:05:36

When Deacon finds out Maddie is his daughter, he'll fall off the wagon, surely?

GreatGretzky Sat 01-Jun-13 23:51:49

guinea it's definitely a cliffhanger ending, but not how you might expect. That is all I will say!

lovelychops Thu 06-Jun-13 23:04:39

Hmmm felt like everything moved a bit too fast this evening... How many episodes are left? Felt rather rushed I feel

GreatGretzky Thu 06-Jun-13 23:10:19

3 episodes left.

I liked the vet, she was lovely and I'm sad she's had to go but Deacon and Rayna at last! I know what's coming but I just can't help but be happy about it for now!

Will wants the bromance to be a romance it seems! grin

Not surprised by Dante at all, slimy little man. I just feel so sorry for poor Jolene! Someone needs to give that woman a hug!

guineapiglet Fri 07-Jun-13 08:48:42

Yes i agree last night was all very rushed, lots of plot twists in a short time:
Rayna and liam then deacon
juliette turning on her mum again then being duped by dante and his really bad actress girlfriend - did juliette really fall for that and willing to forfeit 500000 dollars for no loss of face?!
Gunnars new bromance
(loved loved loved the song they played on stage together)
Scarlett and avery who is pretty hot and has had a complete character change!"
teddy and coleman
teddy ditching pegg
rayna and her dad

alot to take in eh??

GreatGretzky Fri 07-Jun-13 10:43:27

I think this is around the point that they had an episode cut and had to squash everything into the last few.

Listmaker Fri 07-Jun-13 11:55:53

There was a lot crammed into last night. I know it was inevitable the Deacon and Rayna were going to get back together but I really didn't want them to. She gets right on my nerves and the vet lady was lovely!

And Gunnar and Scarlett - why couldn't they let them be happy and have a record deal together...

And Dante went from nice guy to super villain in two episodes - good going!

stringbean Fri 07-Jun-13 21:48:07

Well, Deacon & Rayna finally got it together - I wonder how long it will last?All the while, he's been portraying this image of the nice guy who somehow 'deserves' to be with Rayna after pining for so long, but I suspect we'll see the mean side of him when he falls off the wagon - which I think is just inevitable now - over the paternity thing. And then we'll understand why Rayna ran in the opposite direction and married Teddy in a hurry. But all the time, she's kept Deacon hanging on a thread...

I'm a bit fed up with the pair of them. Deacon seems to have sabotaged his chance with the lovely vet - as no doubt he's done with plenty of other opportunities; Rayna should have taken up Liam's offer for some fun which might have lent a different perspective to the whole thing. He's not the answer for her, but she can have a good time with him while deciding what she wants in life. But instead, she returns to Deacon and there's no way it will end happy ever afterly.

Dante - no surprise there then, eh?

Avery - beginning to like the dude!

Gunnar & Will - looks like the bromance was short-lived. That's a bit awkward when the guy lives upstairs....

Hey y'all!

I like Avery now as he has learned his lesson, although I don't like how Gunnar is changing. In fact, I predict Avery and Scarlet reuniting.

I love Deacon and was angry at Rayna and him getting it on. I know they go back a long way romantically, but I prefer the vet with Deacon and Rayna should stick with Liam. I did like it when Rayna and her father talked and said about starting again.

I wanted to hug Juliette's Mum too. I hope she didn't have a relapse after the Juliette/Dante episode. We were right about him weren't we!

diddl Sat 08-Jun-13 15:47:15

I wonder if Scarlett will ask Avery to play with her now that Gunnar won't?

I think she'll dump Gunnar for Avery.

Earlybird Sat 08-Jun-13 16:11:52

Does watching the show make you want to visit the city of Nashville?

What do you think of their houses, clothes, hair? Are you rushing out to buy cowboy boots, stetsons and pickup trucks?

Just thinking back to the shows 'Dallas' and 'Dynasty' and how we all drooled over the fancy (and huge) houses, big cars, bigger hair and shoulder pads/sequins! The lifestyle was as much a part of the appeal as the story lines!

Definitely makes me want to go to Nashville early. I want big hair and cowboy boots!

GreatGretzky Sat 08-Jun-13 23:34:05

Early It's definitely made me want to go to Nashville, and I would kill to have hair like Rayna!

fussychica Sun 09-Jun-13 12:16:51

Watched the Eagles doc last night and there was JD Souther (Watty White) in all his youthful glory strumming away. Aaah those were the days!

Think Nashville looks really nice -I'd love to go.

Bloody love this programme and the fab music - have the albums on constant replaygrin

Earlybird Sun 09-Jun-13 14:52:47

fussychica - a bit of useless trivia for you: JD Souther's ex wife (her name is Sara and iirc, she is Irish) lives in Nashville, and this is her business:

guineapiglet Sun 09-Jun-13 16:03:35

Fussy - The Eagles were my guilty pleasure in the 70s - in front of a mirror with a hairbrush, them and Jackson Browne, who I still adore - proud owner of all their albums, and still can be seen rocking away to them in the car < when should be driving with care and attention>.

You get the impression Nashville is a buzzing city, full of musicians and fun and games, and amazing and soulful music, I am very keen to go. I thought the song Gunnar and the band belted out 'Not the only one with a gun' was awesome, really awesome. We have just bought American Heartland album on the strength of it, some golden oldies but a fresh sound - think Gunnar and co could have quite a following if they went on tour....

GreatGretzky Sun 09-Jun-13 23:50:15

I've been watching some interviews with the cast on Youtube over the weekend, they seem like such a lovely bunch!

Also, people might enjoy this gem from 2001 of Chip doing his best Aerosmith impression. It's brilliant. Though I'm not sure I'll be able to take Deacon seriously after that grin

Loved to tonight episode. The negative words from Will about the girl at the bar and the getting some other girls number was all a bit obvious and I knew the 'encournter' was coming. Think Gunner handled it all rather well!

Love Gunner.

Will is cute.

Deacon is lovely too.

So glad Deacon and Rayna are together again. I mean he's been pining for years.

Dante angry hate him! GGGRRR.

Just wanted on catch up.

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Mon 10-Jun-13 01:31:56

Love it so much grin

Guineapiglet that song is called 'gun for a mouth' and its on the 2nd Nashville album or yu can buy it as a single on iTunes. I have both the soundtracks because I love the songs so much blush

guineapiglet Mon 10-Jun-13 08:43:06

Ooh thank you for the heads up on the song. We have first soundtack and being nagged non stop for second!!

I think they all have good singing voices and songs/lyrics v professionally done. If you like this country stuff give Brad Paisley a listen...hes done some of the Justified soundtrack, both of which ( prog and music) are utterly brilliant...Tinothy Olyphant is mine......
< goes to buy second soundtrack from --anywhere but those tax avoiding scoundrels at--amazon>

GreatGretzky Mon 10-Jun-13 12:40:38

Brad Paisley makes an appearance in the final episode too!

guineapiglet Thu 13-Jun-13 15:06:02

I have caved in sadsmile

just got 2nd soundtrack, and it is very good, in fact somehow stronger than the first. Gun for a Mouth is just awesome, I could listen to a whole album like that!
looking forward to tonight!

GreatGretzky Thu 13-Jun-13 23:12:16

Wow. That was emotional! Really feel for Juliette again, and bless Jolene for being there for her after everything. Good on Avery for not going home with her too, at the start of the series I'm sure he would have, he's really turned into quite a nice guy.

Deacon and Rayna are just messing with all of my feelings. That scene in the limo at the end really got me, when he said about "you can tell me everything or nothing but you can't say you don't love me, that's one thing I'll never believe". I just want them to be happy and they're so obviously setting up for a huge fall. I wish I didn't know what's coming!

Felt sorry for Will, him and Gunnar need to have a good chat and sort themselves out!

tribpot Thu 13-Jun-13 23:53:48

Yes, would like to see Juliette and Avery together, I think he actually needs someone whose ego is even more enormous than his own.

Deacon and Rayna should be 'hurrah finally the two leads get together' but is like '30 seconds of blissful happiness, then drama, angst, storming off, more angst, secrets, lies, bit of snogging, drama'. And poor old Liam, constantly being picked up and put down again. I think Rayna and Juliette both need to swear off men for six months and calm down a bit. (Note: this is unlikely to be the plot of series 2).

No! I wanted Rayna and Liam together. That Liam is lovely.

stringbean Fri 14-Jun-13 19:57:07

Rayna is starting to annoy me now. She didn't think this through; the enormity of what she's done and the effect it will have on Deacon is starting to sink in and it will all end in tears - and she knows it. I'm not being pessimistic, but it just CAN'T end well. Sorry love, you should have stuck with Liam; their chemistry was far better, although he's not a long-term choice. Hope he reappears in season 2 though - she has to finish that album.

And all those lines from Deacon about wanting the mundane family thing. How many episodes are left? Is this the season cliff-hanger? Deacon heading into a bar as the credits roll? Somehow I don't think that will be dramatic enough, but hope it doesn't all descend into some kind of cliche.

diddl Fri 14-Jun-13 20:12:50

Ooh-what sort of tape???

How many sorts are there?

So, Juliette's on the booze, I'm guessing Deacon will be soon, as it seems like the only years he's been clean/sober was when he wasn't with Rayna!

Another vote for Avery & Juliette!

stringbean Fri 14-Jun-13 20:22:10

Hmmmm, suspect the tape will be of the secretly filmed sex variety Diddl. Are there any other sorts in a soap opera grin ? But given Juliette's past history and her comment about picking up roadies, will it bother her that much? Or is it just the prospect of it getting in the way of her winning the much-coveted award?

stringbean Fri 14-Jun-13 22:04:17

And why have there been so many potentially interesting characters in this show that haven't lasted very long, and with whom they could have had some really interesting story lines, but instead have just served as a means of showing others' character traits?

Eg. Sean only appeared to show how disposable Juliette is with people; Stacy only appeared to demonstrate how rubbish Deacon's been at relationships for the past decade while he's pined over Rayna; Jason's function just seems to be to have conveniently left a diary full of song lyrics. I would really like to have seen these characters introduced for longer and given a bit more depth - feel they've all been glossed over, just as I felt we were getting somewhere with them.

Ho hum - rant over.

GreatGretzky Fri 14-Jun-13 23:31:48

stringbean 2 episodes left, cliffhanger is more dramatic than him going into a bar but it is a cliche!

Ahh Sean...I miss him. He was so sweet. And those tattoos...yes please!

diddl Sat 15-Jun-13 09:01:55

It's not going to go well with Gunnar now if any success is dependent on him writing like his brother did, is it?

So that seems to be Deacon, Juliette, Gunnar on/about to be on a downward spiral.

So Rayna will think she was right all along about Deacon?

Will Jolene help or join in?

Will Scarlett dump Gunnar-for Avery?

Or will he be snaffled up by Juliezze?

Tune in for next weeks ep...

tribpot Sat 15-Jun-13 09:43:21

The ratings have been faltering a bit and I wonder if some of the characters have been rushed in and out because mid-season they weren't sure if there would be a second season confused I completely agree these characters were good enough to deserve a longer hearing - Stacy is ace, as is the lovely Hayley, Jason's back story never really made sense anyway - what the hell had he done that would have had people chasing him from Texas to Tennessee? And for that matter, given Texas is a bloody enormous state, couldn't he just have gone to another town where they wouldn't have chased him and he wouldn't have broken parole?

Sean also was more than the cliche 'footballer and pop star have a fauxmance to keep them in the papers' and in fact seemed quite supportive of her career etc, hardly some monster you'd leave at the altar (despite his appalling mother).

I'm hoping we're not going to see Will whisked in and out in a similar way, not just because he's cute but because there's a very interesting storyline there.

GreatGretzky Sat 15-Jun-13 23:18:50

Will should be a regular in series 2 from what I've read. Woohoo! smile

AlmostHadItAll Sun 16-Jun-13 21:00:56

I'm ever so slightly obsessed by this show grin In fact on Friday, after watching 2 episodes the previous evening I was strutting around my local town thinking I was Rayna smile My aunt in America told me a bit about the season finale. It's going to be good one!!!!!

I'm going to keep some episodes on my sky box so I can watch them again. How sad am I? But seriously, it's the best thing that's been on telly for years.

GreatGretzky Sun 16-Jun-13 21:36:03

Almost I'm glad it's not just me! I keep having to remind myself that it's not real! DH finds it all a bit hmm

tribpot Sun 16-Jun-13 21:45:45

I will confess to having bought the series on iTunes and having watched it twice all the way through to the end! (Well, up to date anyway).

I must further confess to having downloaded through other means the final two eps but my lips are sealed - we had a very strict policy of no spoilers on the Revenge thread despite half the posters having read the episode summaries on IMDB. Don't do it, people!

I just think the quality of the music is amazing, hope this continues into series 2.

EliotNess Sun 16-Jun-13 21:46:11


EliotNess Sun 16-Jun-13 21:46:30

plus i am three episodes behind and am gettting bored

noddyholder Sun 16-Jun-13 21:47:59

My fave tv show only thing I watch apart from 4 rooms. I am in love with avery the shame! I love juliette Barnes think she is great casting and so believable.

AlmostHadItAll Sun 16-Jun-13 22:03:00

So glad it's not just me with the obsession grin I also have both soundtracks on my iTunes and play them constantly in the car, in the kitchen, in the garden. Love my drive to work now!!!

Jjou Mon 17-Jun-13 11:59:47

I've listened to nothing but the soundtracks for months annoyed that you can buy loads more songs from the show on American iTunes/amazon though, but can't download them here...grrr.

I agree Rayna didn't think the whole reconnecting with Deacon thing through: what was her plan? Just to never tell him, but have a proper relationship with him in every other way? On the other hand if she hadn't got back together with him I could understand the fix she's in: how could she have ever told Deacon when she (and Teddy) didn't want Maddie to know?

GreatGretzky Mon 17-Jun-13 12:13:30

Yes, so annoying that we can't get all the songs. I really want 'At The End Of The Day' from the latest ep, Deacon's 'Back Home' and Scarlett's 'One Works Better' from earlier in the series but I can only find them on Youtube...I know I could get them from there but it never seems to keep high quality sound then!

Jjou Mon 17-Jun-13 14:22:06

That song's been in my head all weekend! I've tasked my little sis with finding me a copy from somewhere, as it's undownloadable here (from itunes/amazon anyway, which is the limit of my download skills). ABC's Nashville music lounge has every track from each episode and a link to buy almost every one...if you're in the US...sigh.

GreatGretzky Mon 17-Jun-13 21:49:35

No luck on downloads yet but I did come across a live version of At The End Of The Day here, it's brilliant! Here

I think Deacon will find out about his daughter at the end of this series and will end things with Rayna.

AlmostHadItAll Thu 20-Jun-13 09:36:01

Tonight again! Can't wait grin watched episode 19 again last night. Love to listen to At The End of the Day over and over again!! Just as well DH is offshore right now smile

shufflehopstep Thu 20-Jun-13 22:58:18

shock Why would you keep something like that lying around the house??!!

GreatGretzky Thu 20-Jun-13 23:05:11

Ohhh I am so not ready for next week! I thought the trailer showed a bit too much though.

This week...I loved the scene with Rayna, Deacon and the girls at her house, until Teddy turned up anyway. I have really had enough of him now!

Love Will more each week, I felt so sad for him when he was talking about how his Dad treated him.

At first I thought Juliette could get with Avery but now I'm wondering if he'll end up back with Scarlett. grin at him sending her a whisk!

Poor Jolene...I'd seen that bit and knew it was coming but it still broke my heart! I wonder if she's done enough to destroy that SD card as well or will it be re-discovered at some point? But at least there's no chance of Dante returning!

stringbean Thu 20-Jun-13 23:14:34

I'm really shock at the prospect of next week! So the paternity thing will out....

But I can't help feeling that a sex tape on the internet would be less of a scandal than the 'drug-fuelled mom murders daughter's ex-lover' story that will now do the rounds.....

And Lordy!! What has Glenn done to his hair?? Is that why he's been away for a few weeks? It looks like it's been Ronsealed!

stringbean Fri 21-Jun-13 07:26:31

And Jolene - another character we never really got a chance to explore, who's now gone.

Dante - well, who cares, eh?

So, next week we have Deacon falling off the wagon, a car crash (Deacon? Rayna? Shades of both his best friend and her mum?? Or someone else? A grief-stricken Juliette?). Am I alone in thinking it's all a bit soap opera cliche now?

Predictions for Season 2 anyone??

I like Will too.

I think Avery feels sorry for Juliette, but still loves Scarlett.

Silly Gunnar.

Well I was right about the paternity being found out, but I thought Deacon was going to find out first, not Maddie. What a mess.

Poor Jolene and Juliette.

tribpot Fri 21-Jun-13 22:22:41

Predictions for series 2 - well, Scarlett's rise to stardom seems to be taking a bloody long time, given everyone keeps saying she and Gunnar are the 'real deal'. I wonder if she and Will could end up being partnered with Gunnar stuck in the back room as the writer?

Rayna and Juliette will still be on this bloody tour for most of series 2 I reckon - then what? Does Juliette dabble with a bit of acting? It'd be bloody nice if she could have 6 months off man-drama.

diddl Sat 22-Jun-13 21:38:43

Will Avery join Juliette's band-& Rayna's if Deacon's not reliable??

I think Scarlett needs to steer clear of both Avery & Gunnar for a while as they've both treated her badly.

I think both Scarlett and Juliette need to forget men and sort their careers/selves out!

diddl Mon 24-Jun-13 13:34:27

Anyone else watched the last ep?

Hayden Panettiere-bloody marvellous imo.

tribpot Mon 24-Jun-13 19:12:18

Yes - I've been waiting for the final ep to air this week so as not to give away anything accidental. Although it sounds like there was a massive preview after this last one aired. Bloody good work from HP - I found the next ep particularly moving and a lot of that is down to her.

GreatGretzky Mon 24-Jun-13 22:36:03

I watched the final when it aired in the US. Thought Hayden and Chip were both absolutely brilliant in it. There's one scene where I thought Scarlett was perfect too.

GreatGretzky Mon 24-Jun-13 22:37:03

Clare not Scarlett blush Always catch myself calling her by the character name!

Jjou Tue 25-Jun-13 10:51:30

Watched the final ep a couple of weeks ago, and trying not to post too much on here so as not to spoiler anyone as I can't keep track of what's aired here.
Found a full version of Chip Esten singing 'Back Home' on youtube - another track only downloadable in the US - but have been listening to it every day...some of these other songs best be on the next soundtrack CD!!!

tribpot Thu 27-Jun-13 19:56:45

Tonight's the night ... looking forward to being able to discuss the final ep.

GreatGretzky Thu 27-Jun-13 21:45:25

Even though I know what's coming up I still feel strangely nervous! Keep having to remind myself it's just a tv show blush

tribpot Thu 27-Jun-13 22:38:12

I found this episode very emotional - for several days afterwards. I suspect partly because I've just been through the sudden death of a colleague and so it's all a bit too close to the surface, but the final song of the season really affected me.

Daisy0407 Thu 27-Jun-13 22:43:29

Heartbreaking stuff! Deacon hmm I too have to remind myself, this isn't real smile

kansasmum Thu 27-Jun-13 22:47:17

God it's Homeland all over again! What am I going to watch when Nashville finishes tonight?!

Have loved this series and annoy my kids by constantly playing the soundtracks!

Daisy0407 Thu 27-Jun-13 23:03:19

That was really upsetting hmm How will Rayna ever forgive Deacon? Not sure I would. Mind you, the way he looks, yeh I probably would wink

GreatGretzky Thu 27-Jun-13 23:10:19

I hate that ending! So many cliffhangers! I'm fairly certain that Deacon and Rayna will both get out without too much damage, physically at least...emotionally, it's gonna be a wreck. The scene where Scarlett, Gunnar and Coleman went to Deacon's house gives me goosebumps everytime. Perfect acting from all of them.

Juliette just broke my heart. I'd forgotten about her getting the SD card, I really thought that'd come up again next year!

Bet we see more of the guy in the bar with Will. An old ex, surely?

And it just me who doesn't believe that she's really pregnant? She's gotta be up to something.

Really, really hope Hayden and Chip get awards for this series, maybe Connie as well. They're just brilliant.

GreatGretzky Thu 27-Jun-13 23:11:40

And that song at the end gets me everytime. Songs don't usually make me cry but that one comes close!

TreeMonkey Fri 28-Jun-13 00:56:44

Wish I found this thread months ago! I don't know anyone else that's been watching Nashvile and no one to discuss it with...
Just finished the last episode - wow. Loved this series and the music. I really want to go to the Bluebird.

TreeMonkey Fri 28-Jun-13 00:57:46

It may have been discussed up thread but does anyone have access to the episode about Deacon. Wikipeadia said that there was a special half way through the series but I don't think it was shown in the UK. Was it?

GreatGretzky Fri 28-Jun-13 02:20:39

Tree I think it was more just a recap narrated by him. I haven't watched it but it is online on less legal official sites. I think it's name was 'Nashville: The Whole Story'

diddl Fri 28-Jun-13 08:49:45

When Deacon walked out of the Blue Bird whilst Juliette was singing I was thinking FFS-just leave him alone.

Felt so pissed off with her-"but I want to talk to you" whiney, whiney, me, me, me.

And of course, she couldn't get a taxi for him or fetch someone else to drive.

Oh, no, had to drive him & wind him up even more.

OMG her character pisses me off.

Oh, that feels better!

stringbean Fri 28-Jun-13 09:26:12

Really thought Hayden P nailed it in this episode - just the right combination of woman teetering on the edge of losing it completely, and just about managing to hold it together. And Deacon - what a mean drunk he turned out to be - but really feel for him. He so desperately wants to be free of Rayna, I think, and the daughter thing will mean he's tied to her forever in some way.

I just hope they give Juliette's character the chance to grow and develop a bit in series 2. I wonder if she'll be the one supporting Deacon through rehab?

I think what ultimately annoys me most about this show - apart from the fact that interesting characters appear and then are promptly written out - is how long it's taken to get anywhere. A lot has happened with Deacon & Rayna, but have they really moved on much? They're just back where they were 15 years ago.

I'm not sure where Gunnar is now (marriage?? I didn't see that coming, but don't think she'll buy that proposal for a second!); Avery's come full circle back to where he started, but is a bit wiser - and nicer - for it; Scarlett's taken all season to land a record deal but it hasn't moved anywhere recently. And Juliette and Rayna are still on tour (I think) and Rayna has still got an album to finish.

I'm really interested to see where Tandy goes - she doesn't get nearly enough air time - hope that all kicks off next season.

diddl Fri 28-Jun-13 11:41:53

He was mean, drunk, wasn't he?

That said, he asked her to leave him alone & she wouldn't -I guess you don't have to be drunk for that to piss you off!

But I guess it's Rayna's "justification" for not telling him about Maddie.

Of course, being a father might have sobered him up.

I think it's keeping the secret for so many years that has fucked him up.

stringbean Fri 28-Jun-13 12:14:08

Yes, I don't think Rayna is such a nice character really - she's pretty self-centred. She has a tendency to use people in much the same way as Juliette - she wants them all dancing round her, but dumps people when it suits her - but in a less obvious way.

She's had a very mixed relationship with her father; with her sister it seems to blow very hot & cold; she's dumped Liam two or three times after the guy resurrected her career and stepped in at short notice to play in her band; and Deacon - yup, she's well and truly screwed the guy up over the years, thinking too much about herself and not enough about him.

How long until season 2???

diddl Fri 28-Jun-13 12:20:16

Yeah, she didn't seem to be bothered about her Dad.

Until he can help with something!

diddl Fri 28-Jun-13 13:34:08

I have a question, but I think it's something I might have imagined.

And if I ask it might be a spoiler.

Where can I find out??

tribpot Fri 28-Jun-13 18:04:13

Can it be a spoiler when the series has ended and the new one isn't broadcasting in the US? Personally I think you can ask but perhaps we need a show of hands first!

For me I think the writers have been fairly unflinching in their portrayal of addiction. Deacon was obviously a serious health hazard 13 years ago - Rayna had to pull him out of hotel rooms not knowing if he was alive or dead. If she was on MN she would have had the usual addiction crowd (including me) reminding her of the 3 C's - she did not cause it, she cannot cure it, she cannot control it. She did the right thing in getting the hell out. (Questionable choice about concealing the paternity aside but there are plenty of threads here about the emotional damage done to the children of addicts). Deacon never really recovered; it was either good writing or chance that had Juliette refer to him as a dry drunk - a person who is managing not to drink but is not really recovering either. She should have been a bit more savvy about what this really meant given her history with her mum, but she couldn't help him either.

Obviously the whole 'let's have a massive row in a car' thing was just manufactured to allow the accident to happen, and Rayna was trying to stop him driving drunk as well. "Being a father might have sobered him up" - I do get this is a TV show but truly, honestly - this wouldn't have helped. No addict can get sober until they want to get sober. This bit is not Rayna's fault.

Gunnar and Scarlett - oh dear. Why on earth would he try to make up with her by offering her something that hasn't been a hell of a lot of use to her so far, namely a life with him? Cheap and selfish in my view.

In terms of the story arc for some of the characters, I wonder if the producers have been hamstrung by the mixed ratings the series has had? It may have been difficult to leave too much open-ended if the series might be cancelled, but of course that doesn't really explain the sheer number of characters who never get developed properly.

I love this show and I really want to see it find its stride in series 2.

donnab1983 Fri 28-Jun-13 18:07:18

Loved it and can't believe its finished!!

GreatGretzky Thu 04-Jul-13 22:03:50

Little bits coming out about series 2 now. We'll get 2 more recurring female characters, one is Scarlett's childhood best friend and the other the winner of an 'American Idol' style contest who seems sweet but has a driven side. Sounds like competition for Juliette!

Have also read something about Deacon and Rayna but won't post that because it's a big spoiler! If people want to find it, it's on the spoilertv website, the June 25th entry!

GreatGretzky Fri 05-Jul-13 12:31:43

Just seen on Facebook that Series 1 boxset is out on the 15th of this month! smile

onedev Fri 05-Jul-13 19:45:56

Can't wait for Series 2 grin

diddl I'm all curious about your question now, please pm me.

My question is, why did Maddie suddenly find some stuff about paternity? It just seemed to come out of no-where.

I love this programme. I love it for its string female leads, its good story lines, its fab music, ... it has heart. The characters seem real in that over the top soap opera way that things that are so obviously not real can sometimes become real! If that makes sense. More than thanthat there are bits that are real! I mean the acrtress who plays Rayna is in her 40s, not 20s, the sisters (Maddie and Daphne) are real sisters, and it sounds like they are all really singing. OK I know Gunner and Scarlet are really Americans and I expect that lady isn't really a vet! grin

It is so fab, miss it. want to see more of Will. I think he might end up being bi and going after Scarlet!

strong female leads not string female leads!!!

OK I know Gunner and Scarlet are NOT really Americans...

must go to bed and writing badly!

BOF Sun 07-Jul-13 02:57:29

I love it.

It was weird though, the way they portrayed Deacon as helpless in the face of the demon drink; he regretted it instantly, and certainly after the intervention, yet he was shown gargling whisky after brushing his teeth grin.

I'm pretty sure that alcoholism doesn't really work like that.

onedev Sun 07-Jul-13 08:19:03

Where are Gunner & Scarlet from?

diddl Sun 07-Jul-13 09:39:36

Britain & Australia respectively?

(I'm assuming that you meant the actors?)

onedev Sun 07-Jul-13 09:54:32

I did thanks - I didn't realise that Gunner was British & Scarlet Australian. Off to Google them now! grin

EliotNess Sun 07-Jul-13 10:01:55

i have finished
scarlett still looks like a sheep but i like that Place to SHine song
the other guy ( not gunner, the original boyfriend) is so ugly. I dont see him as a romantic lead at all.

EliotNess Sun 07-Jul-13 10:02:41

Haydyn P is ace, isnt she?

Did anyone get the DVDs today? I had a look in Sainsburys and Asda and couldn't find it so have had ordered from Amazon, probably should have done that to start with!

(It's GreatGretzky btw, had a namechange!)

stringbean Tue 16-Jul-13 22:18:37

Yes, I was lame enough to pre-order it from Amazon - how sad is that??? The 'extras' are crap though - just a potted history of the whole series, and nothing else. I had expected a bit more - about the music, if nothing else. Guess they want you to buy the CD or download it.....

I'm sure I read that the American dvds have bloopers and deleted they got extra music during the series and bonus content afterwards! Hmph.

Emmy nomination for Connie as best lead actress. Think I would have picked Hayden over her and really disappointed Chip isn't up for best supporting actor. Good luck to Connie though!

onedev Sat 20-Jul-13 00:09:02

Who's Chip?

Deacon. He's credited as Charles Esten but goes by Chip everywhere else.

onedev Sat 20-Jul-13 20:23:03

Thanks grin

MrsJamin Wed 24-Jul-13 07:22:01

Can finally join this thread after watching the whole series in about a week- have been utterly hooked and stayed up til midnight last night just to watch the final episode- very unlike me, normally asleep by 10.30!

One of the ways in which I liked it was that it kept making you horrified about Juliette but then you would see a glimmer of a human, sad childhood side and you would nearly empathise with her, then you'd be horrified again! Great storyline with the mum and the sober friend etc.
Can't wait til series 2! Love the music too, the albums on spotify are ace.

stringbean Fri 06-Sep-13 16:08:18

So Season 2 kicks off in the US on Sept 25th - there are no end of websites with details of new characters etc. Anyone any ideas when it's starting over here?

fussychica Sat 07-Sep-13 14:41:30

Great news - just hope we don't have to wait too long on this side of the pond.

tribpot Fri 13-Sep-13 19:16:00

Geektown is normally quite good at guessing - it thinks Feb 2014! Which is in line with its season 1 start date.

MartyrStewart Fri 11-Oct-13 00:48:56

Any update on when season two starts?

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